Drop-in Office Hours: 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Advising appointments email: Sierra Vallin (svallin@stanford.edu)

STS Wire 1/17/2017

In this Issue
  • Find and Get Funding for Research
  • History & Philosophy of Science Talk
  • Tomorrow's Table: Ecologically-based Farming, Plant Genetics and the Future of Food
  • Sustainability Science and Practice IDP/co-term Info Session
  • Cupcakes and Comm-versation
Find and Get Funding for Research

A hands-on workshop on searching Pivot, Grants.gov and the Foundation Directory Online to locate funding opportunities in many disciplines. Includes federal, non-federal, and international agencies. Bring your laptop, tablet or Chromebook to set up your PIVOT profile and e-mail updates. Limited seating.
Please RSVP here
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Huang Engineering Center, Room 203
Science and Empire: The View from Beijing, c. 1700
Twentieth century historiography has consistently depicted China as patient rather than as agent in the history of imperialism. This view ignores the fact that from the mid-seventeenth century onwards, Beijing was the centre of a large and aggressively expanding empire, an empire unique in that the great majority of its conquests remain intact to the present day. The neglected example of this great land empire enables us to transcend the stereotype of science and empire studies as mainly or solely concerned with the expansion of European powers overseas. In this talk, I will show how the sciences of empire were constructed during the first century of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Conversely, I will explore the extent to and the ways in which the Qing expansion in central Asia broadened the Chinese world of knowledge. Read more.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | Building 200 Room 307
Tomorrow's Table: Ecologically-based Farming, Plant Genetics and the Future of Food
Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. She is Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville and Biologist Scientist Faculty, Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She serves as founding Director of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy at UC Davis.
This is the eighth installment of the ten-part Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium Series hosted by Stanford University's Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) and generously supported by Zach Nelson and Elizabeth Horn in memory of Phillip Falcon. FSE is a joint initiative of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Read more.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Sustainability Science and Practice IDP/co-term Info Session
Want to be in the first cohort of a new MS/MA coterm in Sustainability Science and Practice, learning how to create and lead effective solutions for the 21st century challenges? Come to our information session to find out more about the program.
The sustainability challenges we confront are marked by extreme complexity, urgency, conflicting demands, and often a paucity of resources or political will to address them. Transforming these challenges into powerful opportunities requires a new kind of leader – one who can design the practices and cultivate the partnerships essential to building that future. 
This degree program will equip students with the knowledge, mindsets and practical skills needed to understand and intervene in complex systems in service of sustainability – the goal to secure human well-being around the world and across generations.
The proposed program integrates theoretical and conceptual knowledge with practical skills and tools to enable students to develop 1) deep understanding of and capacity to manage complex social-environmental systems, 2) knowledge of behavior, decision making and key strategies of change leaders, and 3) the ability to develop partnerships and design innovations that can have impact at scales that matter.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 4:00PM | Y2E2 300
Cupcakes and Comm-versation
The Communication Department invites STS students in the Communicaton & Media track to their upcoming event! Meet Comm alumni working at CBS, Google, LinkedIn, WildAid and more! Hear insights on their Comm experience, and how it has prepared them for their professional careers. Enjoy delicious Ike's sandwiches and Sprinkles cupcakes!
Please RSVP here
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | Building 120-101
Stanford in Government (SIG) Funded Summer Policy-Related Opportunities

SIG offers dozens of fully-funded public service internships every summer in a range of organizations around the world. You can find the list of this summer's fellowships here. Students from all majors and years are encouraged to apply, as the fellowships represent public service through a variety of disciplines.
Applications are due February 7, 2017
OhanaHealth Paid Healthcare Innovation Internship

OhanaHealth is  a one of a kind paid internship experience designed to connect the best and brightest entrepreneurial students from all over the country, with high-growth start-ups that are solving some of the biggest problems in healthcare.
Our students act as "entrepreneurs in residence" in leading organizations currently researching, designing or implementing innovative healthcare initiatives. Together they collaborate on challenging projects that establish them at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Our program is built on the foundation of support, growth and inspiration. Our students leverage their fresh insights, industry understanding, creativity and passion to drive healthcare innovation further. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings

Beetle Taxonomy Internship - National Ecological Observatory Network

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology

Marketing Internship - Colourpop Cosmetics

Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Login to your Handshake account to view the job postings. More jobs can be found at Handshake.
Do you have questions about the STS major and your curriculum? Check out the STS FAQ page for frequently asked questions.
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.